Shimla : Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu while presiding over the annual prize distribution function of Government Degree College, Sanjauli, his alma mater, today announced to start a new course in tourism adventure along with digital library and classrooms for the college.
The Government has launched various schemes in its first budget to fulfill its commitment of providing quality education to all the students, said the Chief Minister The Chief Minister announced rupees five crore for creating excellent infrastructure in the Centre of Excellence Government Degree College, Sanjauli.
He also made an announcement of starting MA Economics and Public Administration classes from the next session besides upgrading the career counseling centre of the college and starting GIA-Remote Sensing course.
The Chief Minister said that many students from Sanjauli College had excelled in various fields such as the judiciary, politics, administration, sports etc. Their hard work and dedication have brought laurels to the State.
He said that the present State Government is bringing important reforms in the field of education so that students could proficiently face the future challenges besides keeping up the pace with emerging technology.
The State Government is endeavoring to arrange exposure visits of teachers abroad, so that they could be customized with the emerging technology in the field of education to bring qualitative improvement.
In addition to this, new technical courses will be introduced so that youth can get better employment opportunities in the government as well as private sector. The State Government will provide a subsidy of Rs. 25,000 to purchase e-scooties for 20 thousand meritorious girls besides making a provision of loans at one percent interest to the poor children who want to pursue professional courses.
The Chief Minister also recalled his college days narrating some of his reminiscences, including his stepping into politics. Industries Minister, Harshwardhan Chauhan praised the immense contribution of the college and its teachers and emphasized the importance of hard work and education for success in life.
Education Minister, Rohit Thakur expressed his gratitude to the Chief Minister for increasing the education budget to Rs. 8828 crore. He also stated that Rajiv Gandhi Day-Boarding Schools would be set up in every assembly constituency and desks would be provided for all students studying in government educational institutions.
The Chief Minister also announced to give rupees one lakh for the students who gave cultural performance and honoured meritorious students as well as alumni of the college. Earlier, College Principal Dr. C B Mehta welcomed the Chief Minister and presented the annual report of the college.
MLAs, Inder Dutt Lakhanpal, Kuldeep Rathore, Harish Janartha and Ajay Solanki, Principal Advisor (Media), Naresh Chauhan and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.